Our under 14 boys footballers take pride of place this week in the club. Before Monday night's game they sat joint top of the table with St Paul's. With this the last league game and it against St Paul's this was sure to be an entertaining affair, especially as our boys had been unbeaten at home all season.
A large crowd gathered at the Bann Road complex to cheer on both teams, the numbers would not be out of place at some division 1 senior fixtures never mind that of an U14 fixture.
The town showed signs of their unbeaten home record and ran into a healthy lead early in the first half, however towards the half time mark St Paul's pulled it back to just 3 points going into the break.
It was 10 minutes into the second half when Castlewellan started to push on. Hitting 4 goals on the trot midway into the second half gave the town boys the edge, this continued for the rest of the match. It was hard to pick one player who stood out and this shows the strength in the team.
Credit goes to Francie, Ciaran, Robbie and all the players for their efforts so far this year, and hopefully they can push on going into the Championship.
Finally, thanks to all the parents and supporters who turned up on Monday night to cheer the boys on.
Final score Castlewellan 10-14 St Paul's 4-6.
Coaching in St Malachys Park continues on Saturday morning Nursery, P1 & P2 boys and girls 10-11am. P3-P6 girls football and camogie from 10-11.30am. P3/P4 Hurling 10-10.45 P3/P4 boys football 10.45 -11.30. P5/P6 boys back to normal Monday and Wednesday next week. Enjoy! Please note all grades are last year’s classes.
Well done to our Under 12 girl footballers who played their last league last week winning 8.8 to 2 points away to Kilcoo. Brilliant result girls.
Reminder that this Saturday night is the final night of our annual draw. With £5000 first prize in offer wouldn't it be great to be there when your name is called. Music on the night by Stephen Rafferty and a bbq will be served.
Commiserations to the Down Senior football team who lost out to Monaghan at Croke park on Saturday. Both Sean and Mickey had great games, and to Rory and Colly who were on the squad. More of the same next year lads.
Image: U14 footballers receiving the East Down U14 b shield from chairman Sean McCashen.